Windows Live Messenger (formerly named MSN Messenger) is an Instant messaging client created by Microsoft. The client has been part of Microsoft's Windows Live set of online services since 2005. It is end of life as of October 2014, and has been replaced by the Skype Network

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MSN Messenger Password Recovery on Windows XP

I inherited an old laptop when my father died. It has MSN Messenger 7.5 on it and a password in the text field (and in the system registry). I'd like to recover this password, if possible, but am ...
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I appear online on Windows Live Messenger when my devices are turned off

A friend has recently brought to my attention that I permanently appear online on the Windows Live Messenger chat network, even when all of my devices are turned off. The only software and services ...
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Can non msn merged skype account add msn contact?

If I have a new skype that isn't merged with msn, can I add the msn contact of a person that have msn merged with skype? I mean I don't want to add the skype contact but the msn contact of that ...
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Talk to Google Talk/Hangout contacts and Skype/MSN contacts from one client

I have some friends only available on Google Talk and some others who use Skype. I use the old Talk client because the new Hangouts client requires a Chrome installation. Now, theoretically, ...
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Adium not connecting to MSN any more

I had been using Adium for a while and had no problems connecting to MSN. Understand that MSN had ceased operation and is forcing us to use Skype. That I suppose is the reason why I'm not able to ...
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The Mail app only tells me about new messages if they arrive in my inbox

Update: With time, I believe I have better understood the problem. I cannot say for sure, but I believe that the Mail app will actually notify me instantly when I receive mail, BUT will only do so ...
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How to migrate conversation history to metro Skype?

Is it possible to migrate conversation history from 1) old Skype 2) Messenger to new Metro version of Skype?
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Cannot change Skype password

I wanted to update my personal data on my Skype account, so I clicked the Manage button in the Skype UI. That took me to https://secure.skype.com/portal/profile where I could edit the information. ...
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firefox, internet explorer and msn instantly crash after update KB2670838

After installing the optional update KB2670838, IE/FF/MSN instantly crash at starting up those applications. I've done some system restores and installed this update twice to be sure that this is the ...
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WLM, error 8e5e0211 [closed]

I know this isn't really a question worth putting on here, but does anybody know what could cause this error, the microsoft gurus say it's just the contacts log is corrupt and to delete and and let ...
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Is it possible to merge Skype and Windows Live contacts?

I have both Skype and Windows Live Messenger accounts. Then, Microsoft told me to merge, so I did and only use Skype for both. I also have contacts on both lists, and they now show up twice; one ...
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When will Microsoft Windows Live Messenger stop working? [closed]

All users of the MSN Messenger received an e-mail telling them that this service will be terminated. They still can use their accounts and see their contacts in Skype, but that's a different protocol ...
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What will happen once Windows Live Messenger retire?

As per the news... Our goal remains to deliver the best communications experience for everyone, everywhere. We want to focus our efforts on making things simpler for our users while continuously ...
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Multiple Windows Messenger Users Windows 8

I am trying out Windows 8 to see if I want to use it on my main computer. In Windows 8 I have my domain user account linked to my personal outook.com Live account. This is great for everything except ...
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How to stop the obvious spam in messenger without removing contact?

A trusted friend of mine has been sending me spam for the last few weeks. This is obviously hacked or something. But I don't which account is it since his yahoo, facebook, linkedin and what not ...
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How to make a video chat on Windows 8 through the MSN network?

I searched in a lot of ways, but it looks like there isn't a button to initiate a video chat on the MSN network on windows 8. I couldn't even accept incoming video calls. The same with the new Skype ...
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How do I use the Messaging app with an account different from my primary Microsoft account?

I set up this computer with a Local account. I have linked it to my 'primary' Microsoft account - which is used in the Mail and Store apps. There are no other accounts linked at this time. I wish to ...
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How do I turn on sign in from different locations for Windows live messenger

For windows live messenger, where is this option at? I found it once and I turned it off but I want to turn it back on now but I cannot find the checkbox for the life of me, please help, thanks Edit ...
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Send picture in Windows 8 Messenger

In previous versions of Windows Live Messenger, it was possible to send an image in a conversation, either by dragging the file into the window or by pasting the image into the message box. In the ...
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How to prevent people not in my contact list from chatting with me

I am using Windows 7 and someone who is not in my Windows Messenger contact list has been harassing me with sexual requests. This is most irritating and I had searched everywhere for ways to totally ...
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Unwanted Instant Messgae Pop Up on Messenger

I have noticed that whenever I install Windows Live Essentials (only Messenger and Mail), I randomly get a pop up window from Messenger to Send and Instant Message. I have not asked to send a ...
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Google chat on Windows 8 Release Preview Messaging app

I have connected my Windows live account(Microsoft account), Facebook account and Google account with Windows 8. On "People" Windows 8 app it shows as connected to Microsoft, Facebook, Google, ...
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Windows 8 account and MSN

I've installed windows 8 and during setup it wanted my email. I provided an alternative email (let's call it email_1) for the installation to complete. Then I've installed windows live (msn only), ...
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Reset Windows Live account for Windows 8

I have used the German release preview of Windows 8 and after installing the RTM available via MSDN my apps which were synced got automatically installed. However I have the English version of Win 8 ...
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How can I save conversations in Messenger?

I use Messenger on Mobile and on the computer. I want to save my conversations when I log in from the mobile or on the browser. Is there any way to save the talks from the mobile? I use the S-H or ...
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Windows Live Messenger disconnects when accepting Remote Assistance request

When I accept a Remote Assistance request in Windows Live Messenger, I immediately get the following message: Reconnect to Messenger Your connection with Messenger has been lost. ...
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How to log out of Metro Messaging app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Windows 8 from automatically signing into MSN? At some point my Metro Messaging app in Windows 8 got logged into my MSN account. Now it occasionally ...
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Cannot sign into MSN with error code 800272ee2

When trying to sign into Windows Live Messenger (2009) I receive this error: cannot user your contact list, please try later.800272ee2 I'm using Windows XP Professional and it looks like I have ...
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How to connect Windows Live Messenger via XMPP?

(Not so) Recently, Microsoft announced that Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger) is now available via XMPP protocol. I thought then I could be able to connect using any messenger client ...
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How can I back up data from MSN 6?

I am reinstalling windows for a friend. He has a large number of emails saved on his computer downloaded through MSN6. These emails are not reachable through webmail and he wants to keep them. I ...
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Sign out of messenger on Windows 8

I just installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Just going through the default procedure, I let it use my Xbox Live account to create a user. When I then went and turned on my Xbox, it now notified ...
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Microsoft Live Messenger only signs in when I have a Socks proxy

I've installed the last version of Microsoft Live Messenger. The problem I have is that it signs in to the server just if I start a Socks proxy. Otherwise, it can not signs me in, and tell me there is ...
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How to stop Windows 8 from automatically signing into MSN?

In the Metro environment I have the Messaging app, and it automatically signs to MSN, which I do not want. How can I turn off this feature?
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Why is my msn live chat window always scrolling up one or two lines? [closed]

On windows 7 x64. It is very annoying I have to rescroll everytime someone types. Is it the font size? I dont remember changing that at all.
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Lightweight, user-friendly Multi-IM / MSN alternatives for Windows?

A friend of mine dislikes how clunky/bloated the Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger client is - pretty much stopped going on MSN because of it. I want to offer him an alternative client that can log ...
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Where is saved login name saved in Windows?

When I sign in again to msn, yahoo messenger, chat program etc. the login name is saved, and I only need to type in password to proceed to login. Where are these saved msn, yahoo messenger login ...
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MSN Messenger error 80072745

Every now and then I am unable to login to MSN messenger and I get error code 80072745. "We were unable to sign you in to the MSN Messenger, possibly because of a problem with your Internet ...
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Windows Live Messenger Error

I'm getting this error, when I'm trying to video call using Windows Live Messenger: Mohammad is using a version of Messenger that does not have improvements to support a Video Call. Please ask ...
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How to get rid of unknown smiley bar in Windows Live Messenger?

Does anyone know what this thing is and how to get rid of it? Thanks edit: It seems to be related to "funpartyfactory" news:Your.buddy.sent.you.a.cool.Emoticon,.to.get.it.click
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Developing Windows Live v14 add ins

I've seen a few tutorials on how to enable add-ons on older versions of windows live, but is there any way to do this in v14? Or is there another way to implement add-ins I created?
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Windows live messenger video encryption

I was searching for an alternative for Skype video chatting and I found a super user question which recommends windows live messenger. I used it couple of times, and then I was worried about the ...
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Can't change volume in Windows Messenger

Recently in Windows Live Messenger, I can no longer change the volume during a voice/webcam call. The volume for both me and my other party are set to off (not muted), and cannot be moved. Other ...
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How to disable image compression in Windows Live Messenger

When I paste an image (mostly schreenshot) into Windows Live Messenger to send it over, the image is compressed so much, that details can not be seen, event. Is it possible to diable this "feature"?
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How do you video call on Windows Live Messenger 2011?

I have 2 computers here in the same room that I am trying to set up to use video calling. However, the "video call" option is disabled in the main menu on both machines (alt key>Tools>Video>Start a ...
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How to backup Windows Live Messenger emoticons?

Does anybody know a way to backup your custom Windows Live Messenger emoticons and restore them after a format? I found some little apps, but they are really bad and doesn't work. I'm not using the ...
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Delete hotmail account but keep MSN messenger

Is it possible to delete hotmail account but keep MSN messenger. My hotmail account got hacked into sending spam and I'm just fed up. I want to get rid of the email account but unfortunately I do use ...
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Prevent non-contacts from sending messages on Windows Live Messanger 2011

I want to prevent people who aren't on my contacts list/friends list from sending me messages on Windows Live Messenger 2011. In the Privacy settings in WLM, the Settings button took me to the ...
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“Windows Live Messenger 2011 is not supported or installable on Windows XP”

The latest version of Messenger (i.e. Windows Live Messenger 2011) will only install on Windows 7. http://explore.live.com/windows-live-2011-system-requirements Not to mention the "forced" upgrades ...
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Removing Fake MSN Messenger

Recently a relative of mine decided that, when I told him to "not to click on anything anyone sends to you", it did not apply to MSN contacts of people he had never known IRL but who showed a lot of ...
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All Windows Live Messenger chat being emailed to me

So for some reason I'm receiving emails from the person I'm chatting with containing the chat log of the last several lines of the conversation. This has happened with 2 different people only since I ...